Market Flowers & Weekend Deliveries: Sept 17th & 18th

Next Sunday, the Homesown flower stall will be back at Sofacoma Market, off Lake St, with a range of lovely, local eco-friendly flowers grown on Oxford’s doorstep. If you would like to reserve flowers to be picked up at the market or would like free delivery within a mile or two of Oxford this Saturday & Sunday, please email me at the address below:

thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

The dahlias are the showstoppers this week with a few second flush roses joining in. Sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos and delicate grasses are also part of the mix. As well as whites, pinks and purples, there are also burnt orange and yellow dahlias giving an Autumnal tone.

Prices:

Jam Jar of flowers: £6.50

Pickle Jar of flowers: £10.00

Flowers in a vase: £12.50 – £15

Bouquets of flowers start at £15.00

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On holiday!

Yesterday was the last market until September and for the next two weeks there will be no deliveries as we will be on holiday. Flowers will be available again from the second week of August when dahlias and lots of other home grown lovelies will be ready to pick.

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Flower Deliveries this Weekend 8th to 10th July

No markets this week, but if you would like to order bouquets, vases or jars of garden-gathered flowers they can be delivered for free within 5 miles of Oxford. All flowers are grown using an organic approach and are cottage garden favourites chosen for their loveliness and their attractiveness to pollinating insects. Roses are still going strong with sweetpeas, achillea, larkspur and more as beautiful supporting acts. See below for more detail on prices.

If you would like to order please email me(ideally with 24 hours notice): thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

Flowers

One of last week’s pickle jars

Prices:

A jam jar of flowers: £7.50

A pickle jar of flowers: £11.00

Bouquets start at £15 and can be delivered wrapped or in a vase

Buckets of flowers to arrange yourself: £20 for at least 30 stems; £25 for at least 40 stems and £35 for at least 60 stems.

Plants: there is a lull in the plants available for sale now, but there will be perennials and biennials for sale in early Autumn – the ideal time to plant them for large, healthy plants next year.

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What’s Available this Week (June 30th onwards)

The first sunflowers are beginning to bloom at the plot with roses and lots of other lovelies such as scabious, daisies and sweetpeas. Not so many plants available now as many of the perennials need time to fill their bigger pots, but there are different varieties of healthy and fragrant scented pelargoniums in small and medium terracotta pots. See below for more details.

If you would like to order flowers or plants, please email me: thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

Delivery is free within 5 miles of Oxford with a minimum order of £10.00. Alternatively, orders can be picked up from Sofacoma Market, Lake St, Oxford this Sunday, July 3rd.

Flowers

All flowers and plants are raised in peat free compost using an organic approach. Due to rising costs (of compost in particular) some prices have been increased slightly this week.

A Jam Jar of flowers: £7.50

A Pickle Jar of flowers: £11.00

Bouquets of flowers: start at £15.00 in a vase or wrapped

Buckets of flowers: £20 for at least 30 stems; £25 for at least 40 stems and £35 for at least 60 stems

Pelargonium Plants

Below is a selection of some of the pelargoniums available together with Pink Capitatum and Attar of Roses.

Prices:

In a 9cm plastic pot: £3.00

In a small terracotta pot: £4.00

In a medium terracotta pot: £5.00

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Flower Deliveries 18th & 19th June

Freshly picked, locally grown flowers are available for delivery to your door this Saturday and Sunday. Delivery is free within 5 miles of Oxford with a minimum order of £10. All the flowers are grown using an organic approach and are cottage garden favourites which are chosen for their loveliness and their positive impact on the environment, particularly for pollinating insects. Roses, sweetpeas, delphiniums and a wide variety of other seasonal flowers will be included in this week’s selection. More details below.

If you would like to order, please email me at: thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

Prices:

A jam jar of flowers (with at least 15 stems): £7.00

A pickle jar (with at least 20 stems): £10.00

Bouquets start at £15 and go up to £30

A bucket of flowers (with at least 40 stems): begin at £20 with larger buckets available.

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This Week at Sofacoma Market

The alternating sun and rain mean that there is an abundance of flowers for this week’s jars, bunches and bouquets. Cottage garden favourites such as roses, peonies and delphiniums are blooming alongside astrantia, sweet peas, love in a mist and many other lovelies. All grown using an organic approach, they are freshly cut from the plot which is walking distance from the market at Lake Street.

There are also a range of plants including different varieties of scented pelargonium, antirrhinums and cosmos. For more detail, see below.

No deliveries this week, but pre-orders can be made for pick up at the market from 10.00am until midday this Sunday. Email any orders to: thedevelopingplot@gmail.com before 6.00pm on Saturday.

Flowers:

A jam jar of flowers: £7.00 (at least 15 stems)

A pickle jar of flowers: £10.00 (at least 20 stems)

A vase of flowers: £15.00 (at least 30 stems)

Bouquets: £15.00 upwards

A bucket of flowers: £20.00 upwards

Plants:

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Wolvercote Market June 5th

Back at the Market this week with flowers and a small number of plants. No deliveries until next week, but garden-gathered bouquets, pickle jars and jam jars of flowers can be pre-ordered for collection at the Market. This week there will also be wraps of single varieties: cornflowers, sweetpeas, love in a mist and sweet williams.

Peonies and roses will be the stars of the mixed bunches.

Wraps of single varieties start at £2.50

Bouquets start at £15.00

Pickle Jars: £10

Jam Jars: £6.50

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Back in June

This week all the flowers are on their way to a family wedding so no deliveries or market stalls until the first week of June when it will be business as usual!

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May Flowers (and Plants)

This Sunday, the Homesown stall will be at Sofacoma Market, Lake St with healthy plants and lovely flowers all grown on Oxford’s doorstep in peat free compost using an organic approach. For a selection of what’s available, please see below. Pre-orders for pick up at the Market and orders for delivery can be made by email to: thedevelopingplot@gmail.com Delivery is free within 5 miles of Oxford with a minimum order of £10. Deliveries this week can be arranged for Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May.

Flowers

The garden seems to be speeding into early Summer and the tulips are making way for the ranunculus, fragrant sweet rocket, cornflowers and geums. There will be a small selection of flower jars and bunches at the market, but please pre-order if you know you would like one as the plot hasn’t swung into full production yet.

Jam jars: £6.50 each

Pickle jars: £10

Bouquets start at £15

Tomato Plants: £1.80 each

All the tomato plants are in 9cm pots of peat free compost and are cordon varieties which need to have their side shoots removed and to be tied to a support as they grow. They have all been chosen for their excellent flavour and the fact they can all be grown outside.

Sungold: an orange cherry this is one of the sweetest and delicious tomatoes ever.

Gardener’s Delight: a red cherry tomato which is a reliable old favourite with great flavour.

Black Krim: a large, beefsteak tomato with the most amazing flavour.

Stupicke Polni Rane: a medium sized tomato which tastes very good and is bred to have blight resistance which makes it very suitable for growing outdoors.

Courgettes in 9cm pots £2.00: green varieties, Defender and Romanesco and yellow variety, Gold Rush.

Flowering Plants:

There will be a selection of annuals including Cosmos Rubenza, sunflowers, pink chinese forget me nots as well as some perennials. Annuals start at £1.00 a 7cm pot and perennials at £2.50 a 9cm pot.

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Abundance in May

After a month’s break Homesown will be back at the markets starting this weekend with a stall at the Wolvercote Community Market on Sunday 8th May. Orders for delivery and pre-orders for pick up at the market can be made by email: thedevelopingplot@gmail.com There is free delivery within 5 miles of Oxford for orders of £10 or more.

Below is only a selection of what is available this week.

Vegetables:

Tomatoes: all £1.80 a pot

There are four different varieties to choose from. Most are still in 9cm pots and are being hardened off. They have all been chosen for their flavour and how well they have grown for me in the past. All can be grown outside or under cover and they are all excellent croppers. They are all cordon varieties which means they will need to be tied in to a support as they grow and have any side shoots removed. They will need a little more hardening off before being planted out after all danger of frost has gone.

Black Krim: Perhaps the most delicious tomato of all. It can be grown either under cover or outside once the weather is good. It produces large fruit in abundance which are fantastic either eaten raw or cooked in sauces.

Sungold: A favourite orange skinned cherry tomato which is perhaps the sweetest of tomatoes.

Gardener’s Delight: a reliable red cherry tomato which has great flavour.

Stupicke Polni Rane: a medium sized tomato which has a very good flavour and is bred to be blight resistant which makes it particularly good for growing outdoors.

Courgettes: £2.00 a 9cm pot

Either a green variety, Defender or Romanesco, both prolific producers with delicious courgettes or the yellow variety, Gold Rush.

Sweetcorn: 60p a 7cm pot

Flowering Plants:

Perennials: £5.00 a 2 litre pot; £4.00 a 1.5 litre pot; £3.50 a litre pot; £3.00 a 12cm pot and £2.50 a 9cm pot.

Annuals: there will be a selection of annuals available at the market including Sunflower Vanilla Ice; Calendula Snow Princess and zeolights as well as Nicandra which has beautiful blue flowers as well as extremely attractive dark seedheads. Price: £1 for 7cm pots and £1.25 for 9cm pots.

Flowers:

There will be Market bunches (£10) and jam jars (£6.50 upwards) available on Sunday.

£10.00 Pickle jars of flowers and bouquets starting at £15.00 can be delivered from this Saturday and Sunday. For delivery, orders need to be made a day in advance. Tulips, ranunculus and honesty are the stars of this week’s bunches with other lovely supporting acts such as aquilegias and anemones.

Next week, Sunday 15th May, we will be at Sofacoma Market in Lake Street, Oxford.

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